Dual TMS320C6416T DSP PMC / XMC / Standalone

The DSP417 (SMT417) provides a flexible platform for the next generation of Telecom systems, image processing applications, medical equipment, and industrial solutions. With the added benefit of the large Xilinx VirtexII-Pro (XC2VP50FF1152) FPGA, the DSP417 enables pre-processing to be done on the fly before the DSP gets the data. The Sundance-provided basic VHDL Core for inter-DSP communication uses 25% to 50% of the FPGA for I/O and system functions, while the rest is available for the user application.

A shared memory mechanism exists between the two DSPs on the DSP417 (SMT417) in addition to the inter-processor communication provided by comports and SHBs. DSP A has access to the memory space of DSP B.

There is also a large 512MB FLASH disk on the DSP417 which holds the boot loader as standard. This FLASH disk can be used for storing user applications for booting from FLASH and also to store application data. This is particularly useful when one wants to store large amounts of data during capture and then transfer it to host or other devices later on.

The DSP417 was designed to be used in a conduction-cooled environment, but it can be used also in a standard air environment.



  • Powerful processing module with FPGA resource
  • Full multi-DSP software support from 3L Diamond
  • Support for the TI Code Composer Studio
  • Can be used in embedded systems
  • Can interface to Sundance ADC, DAC, DSP, imaging, and communications modules.


  • 256MB of SDRAM
  • 2 TI TMS320C6416T DSPs each @ 1GHz
  • 2 Sundance High-Speed Bus (SHB) interfaces
  • Xilinx FPGA, Virtex II VP50
  • 7 Rocket IO RSL interfaces
  • IEEE 1386 standard PMC form factor with conduction cooling.
  • 64bit / 66MHz PCI interface through PMC and 1 x8 or 2 x4 PCIe. through XMC
  • Conduction cooled.
  • XMC.2 Connector per ANSI/VITA 42.0(42.2 for x4 RapidIO compatible).
  • Supported by Diamond and PARS development software for multiprocessing.
  • Large 512MB built-in FLASH disk for storing applications and data.
  • Shared memory architecture as well as inter-processor communication ports.
  • Can cascade multiple SMT417s to build larger parallel systems.
  • Can connect to low-cost ADC and DAC modules from Xilinx.
  • Over 500MB/s data transfer capability to/from the host.


A JTAG daughter card is available for the DSP417. It provides standard interface to TI and Xilinx emulator cards. The JTAG interface can be used for firmware updates and/or software development. Click here to see how it connects to DSP417



x = A  indicates 5V PMC

B indicates 5V PMC and 5V VPWR XMC



y = blank indicates no connectors on the back

E indicates all connectors on the back are fitted

z = blank indicates -5 speed grade FPGA (standard build)

F  indicates -6 speed grade FPGA

Example product codes:

DSP417-VP50-A-E    (standard -5 FPGA speed, with 5V power through PMC and no XMC)

DSP417-VP50-B-F    (faster -6 FPGA with no connectors on the back, with 5V PMC and XMC)